The Hollywood Murders
The game is set in Hollywood in the 1950's The player takes the role of Jim Novak : private detective, hard-boiled and down on his luck, in the classic film noir tradition.
It's a hot summers day and business is slow. Jim recalls meeting a dame in a bar. He reads her note and calls her. Later she's in his office asking him to find her missing husband. Jim has a case and the game begins.
This game's parser system uses small Verb / Noun sentences such as 'take the rope', 'wear the glasses', 'use the key'. At key points a picture is displayed to help set the scene and at certain points there are sound effects such as gunfire.